Ravi Tandel is ahead of the game. He’s a top video game developer and he just got asked to present a top-secret project at a huge gaming conference in Seattle. All systems are a go…until he learns his office nemesis is coming along for the ride. Player vs. Player. Fight!
Newly minted MBA Tristan Jones doesn’t seem like the gaming type but he knows the business inside-out. Together, they’ll give an awesome presentation – they just have to survive the cross-country trip. Ravi’s opinion of Tristan is rebooted when he discovers a softer side to the conservative charmer and a new tension builds between them.
Despite their best efforts to keep it casual, things heat up quickly. Tristan is hiding his true self for fear of what his parents might think. Ravi knows that feeling all too well, but he didn’t disconnect from his family years ago only to hide who he is now. To be together, Tristan has to push past his fear and ultimately decide, does he want a future with Ravi? Or is it game over?
Second in the series but can be read as stand alone. I did read book one, and the characters, are only ‘token symbols’ in this one.
We’ve two people from two very different back grounds starting work on the same day. Both are starting on the same gaming project, one you understand what his job is, Ravi, he gets to develop the game, draw design, work out the bugs you name it. Tristan, I’m still not sure what his role was? I’m sure it’s just me, knowing nothing about that industry. Something to do with the business end, but why so much contact with the developers.
This book is well written, but I was not in love with it. I get that both of these characters are deeply in love and molded to the way the family thinks, and I’m glad by the end of the book both can stand up for themselves.
But I never really got a connection to them as a couple. Maybe because of all the sneaking around, and only the end of the book, is where we had an open dating relationship. Maybe because each person was so very different. IDK.
I liked that we got a HFN ending and that they found each other.